Category Archives: Animals

Fanart: Occamy

Some more fanart for the lovely film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This time of an actual beast, an occamy. Since these creatures are really colourful and cute, I wanted the focus to be on the colour and texture of the occamy. Therefore I kept the background very simple and sketchy with shades of brown.

August 1st 2017.

Collaboration

Oh, this is old. But the pictures been on my phone for ages, but I wanted to fix it up a bit on the computer before posting it since the camera in my phone sucks.

collaboration

I met up with Dani, one of the members of my Urban Sketchers Group, for a cup of coffee and we decided to do a collaboration as we sat there. I drew the angel, she drew the cute tomboy (the background was drawn just as I had to leave), and we coloured each others drawings.

It was a lot of fun and it was interesting to colour somebody else’s work. Something I need to do more often, I think.

October 6th 2016.

Inktober 2016: Day 8-14

Day 8: Hot tea and cosy knits

hot-tea-and-cosy-knits

This is an idea I’ve had in my head for a while, and since fall has really made an entrance this past week I decided to finally realise my idea. It’s time to bring out the hot tea and cosy knits! This might be one of my favourite drawings I’ve done for Inktober yet.

Day 10: Uterus

uterus

My Monday was devoted to doctor’s appointments about my uterus and ovaries, so I did an anatomical drawing of an uterus and ovaries for day 10. It depicts the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovarian follicles. I think it turned out quite cool.

Day 11: Angel

angel

I was just going to do a quick, simple angel, I told myself. Then I kept adding details and working on it. It looks like a complete picture and I’m pleased with my line work. I watched a video by Alphonso Dunn on how to ink clouds and it turned out really well. They also helped to picture feel more balanced.

Day 12: Well from the cemetery

well

As I said, I’ve wanted to revisit the well from this sketch. Since I still had the reference picture on my phone, I re-did it and I think it turned out much better this time around. I wish I hadn’t done the tree to the left, though, and instead had drawn in some more clouds.

Day 13: Hedwig

hedwig

I’ve wanted to draw a picture of Hedwig from Harry Potter since forever, so I figured Inktober might be a kick in the butt I needed to get it done. I used some Japanese ink I have for the background and, while I don’t think it’s visible, I coloured her eye yellow using promarker.

Day 14: Rabbit

rabbit

One of my mates from the Urban Sketchers tipped me off about Alphonso Dunn’s tutorials on YouTube, so I’ve been watching a couple of them. I wanted to try out drawing some texture with ink and decided on fur for this fat little rabbit. It turned out rather well… for a while.

While I love Inktober, I kind of miss colours. So I went ahead and ruined my hard work by adding colours to the drawing. And my scanner hates green, I’ve come to realise.

Inktober 2016, Day 1-7

Through one of the new members in our Urban Sketchers group, I learnt about Inktober and thought I’d give it a shot. I’m not sure I’ll be able to participate through the whole month, as I’m starting a new job on the 18th and will be dead tired for the first couple of weeks.

But until then I’ll try to do an ink drawing every day. I’ll post them each Saturday until I catch up with the drawings for September, then I’ll do an entry ever Monday with my Inktober drawings. Maybe not all of them. I’ll save my urban sketches for Sundays still 😉 That’s why some days will be missing from these entries.

Day 1: Pirate Wench

pirate-wench

I started off Inktober by cheating a little, using ProMarkers as well as ink pen. Though, since I wanted the inking to be the focus, I used ProMarkers to form simple colour blocks. I regret the background so, so much. The scanner has also done poorly on reproducing the colours – the bandana and skirt are not yellow, but lime green. I didn’t notice until now when I sat down to post this. I’ll redo it later.

As you can see, I got to use one of my sketches from the figure drawing event for this image. I plan to revisit this character again for Inktober.

Day 3: Staircase

staircase

For day three, I finished an old drawing I had laying about. I began sketching this staircase back in July, when I was in Scania, and it’s from the house I was staying in. Marble stairs are scary to walk in, but striking to look at.

I’m fond of the textures in this one.

Day 4: Cat

tabby

I was feeling a bit tired and uninspired, so I decided to keep it very simple for day four and draw a tabby. It’s been a while since I drew a cat and I think it turned out really cute.

Day 5: Dandelion

dandelion

Not the most creative picture I’ve ever drawn, but I think it turned out rather well.

Day 6: Tree

tree

For the sixth day I decided to draw a tree, something I’ve wanted to work on. It turned out rather well, despite me losing interest halfway through and being a little sloppy.

Day 7: Tarantula

tarantula

It’s kind of obligatory to draw a spider when Halloween’s approaching, so I drew this tarantula. I think it’s my first time drawing a spider and I’m rather happy with the result.

I do regret the shadowing beneath the body, though. Parts of it looks fine, other parts look really off.

Drawing: Lillebror

For the longest time I’ve wanted to draw a picture of my sister’s dog, Lillebror, but I’ve been putting it off for some strange reason. Now I’ve finally come around to doing it.

lillebror

I haven’t drawn dogs that much, so I was pleasantly surprised when I still managed to capture his likeness. Especially since I was working with charcoal, a medium I struggle with. But this was a pretty good effort.

The scanner, however, made it much sharper than it is in real life, as well as lost details such as the background. I think I’ll go back to photographing my drawings instead.

September 15th 2016.

Drawing: Bonchance Hornline

My sister recently competed in her first dressage competition with her and mum’s horse, Bonchance Hornline. I decided to comemorate this with a drawing.

bonne

It’s been a long while since I last drew a horse, but it was surprisingly easy to get back into things. The lines and proportions came back quickly, since there was a time when I often drew horses.

The best part of this, in my opinion, is the eye and the shadowing on the neck. I’m not too happy with the muzzle as the colours wouldn’t blend the way I wanted them to.

September 13th 2016.